Henri-Bourassa (Montreal Metro)

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Henri-Bourassa
Henri-BourassaMetro.jpg
Station statistics
Address 575 & 590, boul. Henri-Bourassa Est and 10670 rue Berri, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°33′16″N 73°40′07″W / 45.55444°N 73.66861°W / 45.55444; -73.66861Coordinates: 45°33′16″N 73°40′07″W / 45.55444°N 73.66861°W / 45.55444; -73.66861
Connections
Depth 18.3 metres (60 feet), 18th deepest
Other information
Opened 14 October 1966 (1st and 2nd platform)
28 April 2007 (3rd platform)
Architect J. Warunkiewicz
André Léonard
Claude Leclerc
Richard Fortin
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 5,685,786 entrances in 2013
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Henri-Bourassa is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) . It is located in the Ahuntsic district in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] The station opened October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro and the eastern terminal of the Orange Line until 2007, when the terminal was moved to Montmorency in the Laval-des-Rapides district of Laval.

Overview[edit]

Henri-Bourassa third platform

The original part of the station, designed by Janusz Warunkiewicz, is a normal side platform station, connected by a transept and a long tunnel to a mezzanine some distance away. This in turn gives access to the station's entrance on 575 Henri Bourassa Boulevard, integrated into a government building, the STM's Terminus Henri-Bourassa Sud and the STL's Terminus Henri-Bourassa Nord.

A second access, closer to the station's platforms on Berri Street, was added later. It was designed by André Léonard and Claude Leclerc.

A large addition to the station was added as part of the extension to Laval. A diversion from the main tunnel and a third platform have been added. This allows some trains to end their run at Henri-Bourassa (using the existing platform) and others to continue to Laval (using the new platform). The extension opened to the public on April 28, 2007.

The station includes several artworks. A collective work by 330 Montreal children, entitled Les enfants dans la ville ("children in the city"), is found in the mezzanine; composed of moulded concrete blocks, it depicts scenes of parks, houses, play, and transportation. In the Henri Bourassa Blvd. North entrance, a mural relief by Jacques Huet entitled Réveil de la conscience par la solitude ("awakening of consciousness by solitude") forms a firewall between the entrance and the adjacent government office. In the new Berri St. entrance, the architect André Léonard created two terra cotta reliefs entitled Le potager ("the vegetable garden") and Le vent ("the wind"). The addition of the Laval platform saw the addition of a new artwork, a light sculpture by Axel Morgenthaler entitled .98.[2]

On April 26, 2010, Henri-Bourassa became the 6th station to be accessible to the mobility-impaired.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Henri Bourassa Blvd. which in turn is named for Henri Bourassa (1868–1952), a journalist and politician, who served in municipal, provincial, and federal governments, but is best known for founding the newspaper Le Devoir in 1910.

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